adidas ballerina Kate Middleton ditches her LK Bennett Sledge nude shoes
There was once a time when style watchers questioned if the Duchess of Cambridge had bought a dozen185 pairs of LK Bennett Sledge nude patent courts, as she was rarely spotted in any other footwear.
But recently the Kate, 35, has been dipping her toe into a more fashion forward look, and seems to have finally put her beloved nude heels into retirement,
in favour of towering strappy sandals and even a quirky pair of tasseled tweed shoes.
‘I think Kate is starting to be braver with her fashion,’ stylist Rochelle White told Femail.’Although she is a royal, she is still a women who likes to have a classy yet, trendy wardrobe. Now that she is getting more comfortable with her choices.
‘She’s at ease in her skin and her style and I get the feeling she wants to start to showcase that in a subtle way and what better way than shoes.
‘It’s a perfect way for Kate to show her personality while still being poised.
‘I think before she wasn’t sure what was expected of her and played it safe. Now she is coming into her own and feels comfortable enough to show the world, that she doesn’t have to be a certain way.
Just when we were starting to think the ever impeccably turned out Duchess of Cambridge only wears recycled coat dresses and skirt suits,
she goes and surprises us.
Last week Kate debuted a brand new dress by Gucci and now today at Wimbledon, she once again chose a new ensemble, obviously keen to impress as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. This time it a sweet dress by Dolce Gabbana paired with a Victoria Beckham tote and earrings by Oscar de la Renta.
The black and white colorway of the dress is chic and perfect for summer, while the elegant knee length finish is a great choice for Wimbledon. Polka dots are a classic print that can be worn again and again, so a dress like Kate is always going to be a sound investment.
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The Duchess opted for a nautical look paired with a quirky pair of tweed block heels from J. Crew,
complete with pointed toes and tassels.
‘Everyone loves a good statement shoe,’ Rochelle said. ‘They can really make an outfit in a bold or subtle way. If dressed in a long formal coat, your shoes or boots will always be on show and if anything that’s what will be highlighted and shown.
In addition to more daring footwear and adding designer labels to her wardrobe, Kate has recently unveiled a news shoulder length hairdo
‘The media and fashion lovers watch Kate and will notice and pick up on any shoes that she is rocking.
Her new footwear isn’t the only change Kate has made of late.
While she’s always had a fondness for recycling outfits and favouring high street labels, theDuchess of Cambridge has developed a taste for designer labels such as D and Preen.
And she recently chopped a good six inches off her famously bouncy brunette curls,
in favour of a shoulder length style dubbed the ‘Kob’.
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